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Onigiri with Edamame & Sesame

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

0 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

The simple onigiri may just be the world's oldest finger food. Archaeological finds have identified the remains of rice balls in dwellings thousands of years old. Today, onigiri are still prepared and eaten in the same way - with the fingers. For this recipe, I added some edamame and sesame to the mix and added a strip of nori to prevent fingers!


260g cooked japanese rice

2 tbsp cooked edamame

2 tsp white sesame seeds

1/2 tsp salt

2 strips of nori (4cm x 12cm / 1.5 inch X 4.5inch)


put the rice, edamame, sesame & salt in a bowl and 

mix well (but avoid mashing the rice)

wet your hands to stop the rice from sticking

take half of the rice mixture and shape it into a flat, triangular ball (don't worry if it doesn't look right - just try again!)

wrap the nori around the onigiri and you are finshed

repeat for your second onigiri

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